"I Turned Away and Everything was Changed”: Mobility and Development of Island Tradition
"'I Turned Away and Everything was Changed': Mobility and Development of Island Tradition"
Edited by: Adam Grydehøj and Andrew Jennings
"I Turned Away and Everything was Changed" will bring together scholarly papers on the influence of transport and mobility in the development of island tradition. We will consider cultural contacts between islands and mainland communities as well as mobility within islands or archipelagos. The historical dominance of boats for transport made some centrally located islands economic and cultural hubs and brought many peripheral islands firmly into the global economic and cultural system. Similarly, the tension between maritime and land transport resulted in distinctive routes and patterns of cultural interaction within islands. Papers will focus on specific instances of cultural or traditional development (for instance, changes in particular rituals, technologies, beliefs, and art forms).
Papers will consider a wide range of time periods (from ancient times until the present day) and will explore islands worldwide. Bound by a structured editorial approach, "I Turned Away and Everything was Changed" will contribute significantly to our understanding of how island status influences cultural development. Articles should be 5000 to 9000 words in length and should otherwise follow the Island Dynamics submission guidelines. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please e-mail the editors. The deadline for submission is 30 June 2011.
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